Q&A with Diane Haugen, former director of the Lake City Community Center and the Chamber of Commerce
Moving on to New Things
Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Diane Haugen at a local restaurant to talk about a changing Lake City, the meaning of community, and the joy of Alpacas. The former Executive Director of the Lake City/North Seattle Chamber of Commerce and manager of the Lake City Community Center has moved on to new work in a different neighborhood, but says she feels she will always be part of the Lake City community.
ELC: How long did you work at the Chamber and the Community Center?
Ten years for the Chamber and five at the Community Center.
Do you miss Lake City?
I do miss the community. I drive through it every day though, and I’m not too far away, just in Meadowbrook. I go to restaurants in Lake City all the time so I really feel like I haven’t left.
ELC: What did you like best about the work?
I’ve met a lot of people and I have a lot of connections. I open windows for people. I like to put people together if they can help each other. At Chamber after hours, I’d find out what people needed — a caregiver, a salesman, etc.- and make introductions face to face. That is the part of the work that feeds me. Continue reading “Q & A with Diane Haugen, Community Connector”→
Did You Miss the Community Conversation on a Lake City Festival?
We would still love to hear your ideas.
Thank you for everyone who attended our Community Conversation on September 27th about the future of a Lake City summer festival. We heard lots of great ideas and now we would like to hear YOUR IDEAS: Short Survey
The online survey will be open until November 8, 2017.
If you are interested in volunteering for a summer festival in Lake City please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake City Future First is looking forward to working with the Community on a neighborhood festival that is reflective of our changing and culturally rich community.
This year, Saturday was our big day for kids events and thanks to Seattle Gymnastics Academy for having an obstacle course in Albert Davis, and to all the wonderful non profits who provided crafts including Hunger Intervention, North Helpline, The LC Library, Literacy Source, the Lake City Farmer’s Market and Missy’s Rescue.Thanks also to our kid’s area performers: Lluvia Chavez, Insight Martial Arts. Hulau Hula Napaulau, and Adria the Juggler. It was tough to be tucked back up behind the main action but the Lake City Young Leaders program helped to guide people our way with balloon animals, henna and face painting.
We can’t wait for the return of live music, supporting local businesses and bringing in local artisans to share their craft.
A community festival needs both your input and your help. Volunteerism is essential to putting on a great festival.
We will be going over our surveys that we conducted at the event on what is important to attendants for a Lake City festival and continuing the outreach as we work with our neighbors and businesses to create a celebration that we all can enjoy.